- 1 ¼ cups All-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp Granulated sugar
- ½ tsp Salt
- 3 tbsp Vegetable shorteningchilled, cut into ¼-inch pieces
- 4 tbsp Unsalted butterchilled, cut into ¼-inch pieces
- 3-5 tbsp Waterice water
Easy Tart Crust
This Easy Tart Crust recipe is absolutely perfect! It is beyond simple to make, uses pantry staples, and goes well with any filling. And though the store-bought pie crust tastes fine, every home baker needs a go-to crust recipe in their back pocket. So grab your notebook, and we are now going to go over how to make a tart crust step-by-step.
This homemade tart crust is a perfect cross between the flavor of an all-butter pastry with the amazing flakiness of an old-fashioned shortening pastry. To make this tart crust recipe, start by mixing the dry ingredients in a food processor. Add shortening and butter and process until the mixture forms pea-sized pieces. Transfer to a bowl and add just enough ice-cold water to form the dough into a disc. Chill the disc for about an hour before rolling it out and pressing into the bottom of a tart pan. Chill the dough-lined tart pan before baking it as directed in your recipe. Now, the buttery, flaky tart crust is a few steps (and an oven) away!
To make the Easy Tart Crust, you will need the following ingredients:
Steps to make Easy Tart Crust
Combine dry ingredients
Add ice water
Press into pan
Gently transfer the dough to a 9-inch tart pan and use your fingers to press the dough into the bottom and sides. Allow the excess dough to overhang the sides. Fold the edge of the dough in on itself so that it creates a ¼-inch thick border. Then crimp the edges. Since this is the inside of the tart, the border doesn’t have to be perfect.
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 375 °F.